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PAY AWAY THE LAYAWAY INC

Pay layaways. Inspire hope. Spread kindness.

Goshen, NY   |  www.payawaythelayaway.org

Mission

Pay Away the Layaway, Inc.'s mission is to inspire hope and spread kindness by helping families pay off layaway plans during the back to school and holiday seasons.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Mr. Lee Karchawer

Main address

17 Spruce Hill Lane

Goshen, NY 10924 USA

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EIN

46-4332061

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Pay Away the Layaway is working hard to inject love, kindness, hope and unity across the United States. To do that, Pay Away the Layaway makes it easier for families purchasing children's items on layaway by paying off their remaining balance. We do a small part to help families that want their kids to have a great holiday or start the school year with a backpack, clothes or other essentials.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Layaway for Learning

During the back to school season, Pay Away the Layaway visits cities across the United States to spread kindness and pay off layaway balances at stores like Burlington and Citi Trends filled with school supplies, kid's clothing and other essentials.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Military personnel

During the holiday season, Pay Away the Layaway visits cities across the United States and pays off layaway balances at stores like Burlington, Citi Trends, etc. with gifts, toys and other items for kids and families.

Pay away the Layaway also pays off layaway balances at military Exchange stores across the US, as well as at international bases.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families
Infants and toddlers
Military personnel

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Pay Away the Layaway works to spread hope and kindness and show the world that there are so many great people that care about strangers. We hope to inject that love and kindness so recipients and people who hear our story are inspired to do the same or similar acts. We also want to make sure that every child has a present during the holidays and starts off the school year with all of the important essentials.

Pay Away the Layaway has a team of volunteers across the country that visit stores and surprise families with good news that their layaway balances have been paid off. We team up with celebrities and athletes to help spread our message and make the surprise events that much more special.

Pay Away the Layaway has grown every year and we have been fortunate to receive great media coverage from The Today Show to Good Morning America to most of the local news outlets.

We recently expanded into the Back to School season, two years ago and we also recently started helping families in areas impacted by hurricanes and other major weather events.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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PAY AWAY THE LAYAWAY INC

Board of directors
as of 05/10/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lee Karchawer

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/5/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

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Transgender Identity

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